2013 Deceased Member — LaVerne W. Cain

In Memory of LaVerne W. Cain

Mr. LaVerne W. (Vern) Cain, age 75, of Amelia Island, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, June 12, 2013 at the McGraw Center for Caring in Jacksonville, FL.

Born in Salix, Iowa, he was one of four children of Myrvin and Loretta Cain. After being raised and graduating from high school in Sioux City, Iowa, he moved to Iowa City to attend college. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and his Masters in Statistics from the University of Iowa where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After college, Mr. Cain moved east to Springfield, MA and joined MassMutual Life Insurance Company as an Actuary. Shortly thereafter, he met and married, Martha West in 1964. After marriage, they moved to Wilbraham, MA where they raised their daughter, Terri.

Through the ensuing years, Mr. Cain joined and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. While at MassMutual, he was a member of the American Academy of Life Underwriters, the Charter Life Underwriters and was a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries. In 1993, after 32 years, he retired at the age of 55, as a Senior Vice President. Having vacationed on Amelia Island; in 1997 they made the Plantation their new home. Throughout his life he was an avid golfer; playing over 830 various courses around the world and scoring six holes in one; three of them on Amelia Island. He was a collector of golf memorabilia, a member of the Golf Collectors Society, the Amelia Island Club, Amelia Island, FL and a former member of the Hampden Country Club and the Orchards Golf Club, both in Western Massachusetts. Mr. Cain was a supporter of the Basketball Hall of Fame, United Way and Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield, MA.

He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Martha (Marti) Cain, their daughter, Teresa (Terri) Cain (Sean O'Donnell), two brothers, Kenneth Cain, Bernard Cain, a sister, Jeanette McNaughton, one grandson, Timothy O'Donnell and many nieces and nephews.